Orange Beef

Orange Beef

Orange Beef
Serve with Jasmine rice-The freshness of the orange juice and zest really stand out in this quick Asian stir fry. When you are craving red meat, this really hits the spot!
    Servings
    4people
    Cook Time
    25minutes
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    Servings
    4people
    Cook Time
    25minutes
    Meal Plan
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    Ingredients
    • Juice of 1 orange (about 1/3 cup)
    • Zest of 1 orange (about 1 tablespoon)
    • 2tablespoon soy sauce or tamari
    • 1tablespoon honey
    • 1" nub of fresh ginger, peeled and minced
    • 2teaspoon cornstarch or arrowroot
    • 1 1/2pound beef sirloin, cut into 1" strips
    • 1tablespoon peanut oil
    • 2teaspoon black peppercorns, crushed *
    • 1 large red bell pepper, membrane removed and thinly sliced
    • 4 green onions, ends removed, cut into 2" segments
    • 1teaspoon sesame oil, optional
    • 1cup uncooked jasmine rice
    Instructions
    1. Whisk the fresh orange juice and the following 5 ingredients (through cornstarch) in a bowl. Add in the sirloin strips coating them completely. Cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
    2. Prepare the rice according to package directions while beef strips marinate.
    3. Heat the oil in a large saute pan or wok over medium-high heat making sure oil covers bottom of wok. Add the crushed peppercorns and quickly stir fry for 10-20 seconds until they are fragrant. Add in the beef, reserving the leftover marinade, and let it sear for about 1 minute to brown, then quickly stir fry. Add in the bell pepper strips and green onion segments; stir quickly to combine ingredients. Pour in the remaining marinade and toss to coat all the ingredients. When the sauce starts to simmer, drizzle in the sesame oil, if using.
    4. Serve over hot cooked Jasmine rice.
    Recipe Notes

    If you cook a lot of Asian and happen to have Sichuan peppercorns, use these in place of the black; it's a nice hit of heat that complements the sweet orange juice.

    I sometimes leave out the sesame oil, as I like the freshness of the orange and don't want it overpowered by the distinct sesame flavor.

    Shrimp or cubed tofu would be a good substitute for the beef for the non-meat eaters.

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